Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UF

How to Apply:

To apply to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program hosted by the University of Florida and avalaible at University of Florida, University of Arizona, University of Idaho, North Carolina State University, and Cornell University, please follow this link:

Online application - Due January 10, 2018 

Additional Instructions - Please read carefully: 


To apply to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at one of the 5 participating universities, you will need to complete the following three steps: 

  1. Fill out the electronic application form (this form).
  2. Provide your college and high school transcripts. High school transcripts are optional but encouraged. Unofficial copies are fine, and they are much easier for you to obtain. You can scan your transcripts and send them as pdfs by email to If you don't have college transcripts, please just submit high school transcripts. 
  3. Have two people who can serve as references provide letters of recommendation. We suggest asking teachers, professors, or mentors. 

The online application form has five sections:

  1. In the first section, you will provide basic information about yourself and your academic and work history.
  2. In the second section, you will complete 4 required essay questions that will help us get to know you better.
  3. In the third section, we ask you to commit to the conditions of the award.
  4. In the fourth section we give you instructions for your two references. You must contact the recommenders yourself and have them send their letters of recommendation directly to
  5. The fifth and final section is optional and asks for some information on your background that is for statistical purposes only. Your responses are entirely voluntary and this information will be separated from your application and will not be used to evaluate your application. The selection criteria are listed at the end of this application.

If you are having trouble with any of the questions or application itself you can email or call the Program Director, Dr. Rena Borkhataria at or 561-993-1599. See important information below for details about saving and returning to your application. If you are trying to skip a required question, simply write "NA" so that you can move through the form. Just remember to come back and replace those "NAs" with your real answers. You are welcome to ask about the status of your application at any point by sending an email to

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